Agriculture / Ethiopia / Extension / LIVES / Tigray / Value Chains

ILRI-LIVES researchers recognized for improving Tigray agricultural research and development

TARI_Dr.Berhanu_Jan2015Five International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers–Azage Tegegne, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Dirk Hoekstra, Gebremedhin Woldewahid and Yayneshet Tesfay–working with the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project have been honoured by the Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) for their contribution for the successful completion of the mass synchronization and artificial insemination of cattle in Tigray, Ethiopia and for strengthening regional research system.

The five were recognized by Kiros Bitew, vice president of the Tigray regional state and head of the bureau of agriculture, in the presence of TARI leadership and other high-ranking officials from Tigray at an event held 10 Jan 2015 in Mekele Town.

Recently (Nov, 2014), Azage Tegegne and researchers from TARI were recognized by the Ethiopian government for their role in improving dairy cattle genetics and the dairy value chain in the country.

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